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Old 08-25-11, 02:36 AM   #61
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Wow thanks!! Great write up...I was having trouble taking the emblems off...but not anymore thanks
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Old 08-25-11, 11:42 AM   #62
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I cleaned my 92sc's emblems but I used nylon fishing line instead of the razor blade to avoid any scratches.
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Old 08-27-11, 01:04 AM   #63
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i did this and did not get the same results as you Scott i got a dull brushed look to my emblems no way near shiny and glossy
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Old 08-27-11, 01:08 AM   #64
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am still having trouble getting the glue off from the trunk i gave up
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Old 08-27-11, 05:27 AM   #65
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i did this and did not get the same results as you Scott i got a dull brushed look to my emblems no way near shiny and glossy
What kind of polish are you using?

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am still having trouble getting the glue off from the trunk i gave up
Try WD40 or bug and tar remover.
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Old 08-27-11, 06:43 AM   #66
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am still having trouble getting the glue off from the trunk i gave up
They sell a citrus remover usually called goo gone... best stuff and it doesn't do any damage to the paint...
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Old 08-27-11, 06:53 AM   #67
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They sell a citrus remover usually called goo gone... best stuff and it doesn't do any damage to the paint...
yep, thats good stuff, good call
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Old 10-01-12, 08:37 AM   #68
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This is a great write up, I wish I saw it sooner.
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Old 10-01-12, 09:46 AM   #69
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Yes it is. Scott has many custom DIY threads on here. This is one of many...
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Old 10-01-12, 10:14 AM   #70
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Awesome write up!
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Old 05-10-14, 06:28 PM   #71
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Has anyone gone the opposite direction and tried to re-gold their faded-to-"chrome" emblems? I imagine the same process could be followed for removal and reinstallation, and then spray them with some generic gold paint.
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Old 05-11-14, 11:47 AM   #72
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Dang Scott. U always got something different to tell us on top of what u already have done.
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Old 06-20-14, 10:32 AM   #73
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wow I like what you did. but my sc already has the chrome and im getting tired of that!! lol. im thinking of getting them black to go with the black car. not sure though.
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Old 06-23-14, 08:37 PM   #74
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Using a razor blade is a terrible way to remove embelems and adhesive from painted body panels. One slip and youre cutting paint.

I use fishing line, wrap the line around your hands and drag the line down, side to side etc behind the embelem. Then you can use your thumb and goo gone to remove the adhesive. Of course put masking tape down first or take measurements so you know where to install the embelem again.

Once the embelem is off take a moment to use some paint cleaner and clean the area so the paint is shiny again. Then install the new embelem.
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